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The Making Available Right Gets Transmitted to the U.S.
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Global, USA
  • December 15 2016

In what appears to be the first instance of an express recognition of a “making available” right under the U.S. Copyright Act, a D.C. district court

Pre-1972 recording rulings not as Happy Together or as a settlement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

This week, after a string of wins, two members of the classic rock group the Turtles suffered a setback in their lawsuit against satellite radio

Jimi Hendrix Estate Sues Distillery for “Purple Haze Liqueur”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

Experience Hendrix has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Tiger Paw Distributors, Private Label Distillery and Leon Hendrix, Jimi’s

BMI wins summary judgment of copyright infringement after restaurant owner fails to respond to Requests for Admission
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

Plaintiff Broadcast Music, Inc. ("BMI"), a music rights management organization that offers licenses to a massive catalogue of popular songs on

Beastie Boys’ attorney’s fee award will likely prompt copyright owners to bring their copyright claims to court
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2015

On June 15, 2015, a New York federal court ordered Monster Energy to pay the Beastie Boys $667,849.14 in attorney's fees. This award comes after the

Twitter acts against tweet stealers
  • William Fry
  • USA
  • September 10 2015

Twitter has begun to remove tweets containing allegedly plagiarised jokes. As a result, tweeters will no longer be able to steal the witticisms of

When a Quirk of Copyright Law Creates a Christmas Classic: It’s a Wonderful Life and the Public Domain
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

George Bailey stands on a bridge begging for another chance at life. Upon being granted a second chance, he joyously runs home to embrace his family

Why Pandora’s batting 500 with BMI’s recent Rate Court win
  • Law Offices of Marc D. Ostrow
  • USA
  • June 4 2015

On May 18, BMI’s “Rate Court” judge, Louis L. Stanton of the Southern District of New York, ruled in BMI’s favor in its rate dispute with Pandora

Delivering architectural plans may create implied license
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

Where an architectural draftsman left his design firm mid-project and later used partial plans drawn during his employment to complete the project

Pandora Pays To Play the OldiesIs It Time For Congress To Join The Chorus?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2015

The popular music app company Pandora Media Inc. has opened quite a musical box. It has been in litigation over what are known and loved as the